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Shadowplay

CD - unabridged
(10 CDs)
Product Number: CX5264
Released: 01 Jun, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781528863148
Publisher: W F Howes
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From Irish PEN award-winning author Joseph O’Connor, Shadowplay explores the characters whose loves and lives inspired Dracula. 1878. The Lyceum Theatre, London. Three extraordinary people begin their life together. Henry Irving, the Chief, is the volcanic leading man and impresario; Ellen Terry is the most lauded and desired actress of her generation; and ever following along behind them in the shadows is the unremarkable theatre manager, Bram Stoker. Bram is wrestling with dark demons in a new city, in a new marriage, and with his own literary aspirations. As he walks the London streets at night, streets haunted by the Ripper and the gossip which swirls around his friend Oscar Wilde, he finds new inspiration. But the Chief is determined that nothing will get in the way of his manager’s devotion to the Lyceum and to himself. And both men are enchanted by the beauty and boldness of the elusive Ellen. "Joseph O’Connor is a very great artist and storyteller. The quotient of enjoyment in his extraordinary new novel is stupendous." SEBASTIAN BARRY "There are few living writers who can take us back in time so assuredly, with such sensual density, through such gorgeous sentences. Joseph O’Connor is a wonder, and Shadowplay is a triumph." PETER CAREY, twice winner of the Booker Prize.

Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
Original Publish Date: 01 Jun, 2019

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Large Print
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Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
Product Number LP4739
Released: 01 Aug, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528869003
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
Product Number MPCD4153
Released: 01 Jun, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528863155

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